Mademoiselle Fleury, France

Mademoiselle Fleury, France

Print: Mademoiselle Fleury - La Jolie Fille de Gande
Alfred Edward Chalon (RA); Richard James Lane (A.R.A.); M & N Hanhart; John Mitchell
Goupil & Vibert (London and Paris)
France
1 May 1844
Hand coloured lithograph
Museum no.E.5010-1968
© Victoria & Albert Museum, London

The celebrated dancer Mlle. Fleury stands with her body turned half to her left, her arms curving to her left, her head turned to look across her right shoulder. Her hair is severely dressed, with a flower decoration to the back. She wears a white off-the-shoulder crinoline ball dress, with a pointed bodice trimmed over the neck and upper arms with lace and with a posy of flowers centre front; the bell-shaped skirt has a shorter overskirt of a diaphanous fabric, slit over the legs, and decorated at the top of the slit with posies of flowers.